Vaginal photoplethysmography is a method for physiological evaluation of sexual arousal in women. This paper undertook to obtain the validity and reliability of a set of sexual stimuli in young heterosexual women. Six six-minute video clips were selected.
Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Two operating characteristics of the vaginal photoplethysmograph were examined in an attempt to explain some of the methodological variance in the data produced by this device.
Vaginal photoplethysmography VPGVPP is a technique using light to measure the amount of blood in the walls of the vagina. The device that is used is called a vaginal photometer. The device is used to try to obtain an objective measure of a woman's sexual arousal.
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Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Methodological considerations related to the use of vaginal photoplethysmography in the experimental investigation of physiological sexual arousal in women are discussed.
Meredith Chivers is a creator of bonobo pornography. The bonobo film was part of a series of related experiments she has carried out over the past several years. She showed the short movie to men and women, straight and gay.
A plethysmograph is an instrument for measuring changes in volume within an organ or whole body usually resulting from fluctuations in the amount of blood or air it contains. The word is derived from the Greek "plethysmos" increasing, enlarging, becoming fulland "graphos" to write. Pulmonary plethysmographs are commonly used to measure the functional residual capacity FRC of the lungs —the volume in the lungs when the muscles of respiration are relaxed—and total lung capacity.
Meredith L. This image shows a vaginal and clitoral photoplethysmograph commonly referred to vaginal and clitoral gauges. The vaginal and clitoral gauges are used to measure women's physical sexual responses. The vaginal gauge is a small, plastic, tampon-shaped probe about 6 cm long and 1.
Meston, Ph. The introduction of the vaginal photoplethysmograph spurred great research interest in the area of female sexual arousal throughout the late 70s and early 80s. A number of publications arose that examined vaginal responses during various experimental manipulations, and assessed the diagnostic implications of this new measurement device.
Scientists can measure atoms and they can measure the distance from our sun to the edges of the universe. So of course they also have instruments that can determine precisely how sexually aroused you are. Most of these devices are used in research labs, but a few are for the amusement and edification of consumers.